Monday, April 15, 2024


Repost from THE COMMON ILLS:


FOX NEWS is doing their usual garbage where they pretend to care about veterans.

They don't care about veterans, they never have.  They're led by chicken hawks and put nothing but chicken hawks on the air.  Jesse Watters, for example, began 'serving' in FOX NEWS back in 2003, two years after graduating college.  He didn't serve in the military but he loves to puff up that breasty chest of his and pretend to be all about veterans.

Unless they are gay.

Or women.

In an article so bad it took two FOX NEWS 'journalists' to write -- Aubrie Spady and Andrew Murray (no link to trash) -- the network tries to defend Tim Sheehy.

Sheehy's a liar and there's no defense for it.

You can refer to Elaine's "If Tim Sheehy's not lying, he should have kept his mouth shut" where she goes through step by step.

I'm going to do it much shorter because I'm trying to make this an Iraq post because we've focused on Gaza and I don't think I've done much more than briefly note Iraq in at least two weeks.

Tim's a liar.

It's recently emerged that he was in a National Park and went to the hospital.  He was cited for firing a gun -- by accident -- and the gun left him wounded.

If that is true, Tim's lied about his wound because on the campaign trail -- he's trying to replace Jon Tester in the US Senate -- Tim's been saying he was actually shot in Afghanistan.

So he's a liar that way

He's also a liar if his new claims -- shot in Afghanistan -- are true.  

He's a liar because he concealed an event that should have been reported, should have been written up and should have been investigated.  He lied to the US military -- if he's telling the truth now.

He wants you to believe that he's telling the truth now.  If he is, he was a liar back then but he's also something worse.  He's a glory hog.

He took part in a cover up and now he's blasting the news of that.  He's not just implicating himself if he really was shot by 'friendly fire' in Afghanistan, he's implicating the person who shot him and the others who were part of the cover up.

You can't lie about stuff like this in the military.  

If he organized and took part in a cover up, as he now insists he did, the US military is going to have to investigate and people who were part of the cover up -- even in if they're not still in the service -- can face consequences for that -- including a reduction in rank that would lower the benefits that they are entitled to.

This is not something minor.  However, it's FOX NEWS so they rush to defend the liar.  

There is no happy outcome resulting from this.  And Sheehy needs to get honest about which is the lie -- he covered up an Afghanistan shooting or he really did shoot himself in a National Park.


Iraq suspended all civilian flights within its airspace on Saturday, as a precaution to ensure the safety and security of civil aviation amid regional tensions, the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority said.

The closure became effective from 11:30 p.m. local time on Saturday to 5:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, the authority said on Saturday, indicating that this suspension might be prolonged if necessary, Xinhua news agency reported.

ALJAZEERA explains, "Iran has launched dozens of drones and missiles at Israel, the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) confirmed, after Israel said Tehran had begun attacks. The IRGC said on Saturday that it had released the drones and missiles under the operation “True Promise”, adding that the move was part of the punishment for 'Israeli crimes'."

Turning to politics,  October 10, 2021, Iraq held parliamentary elections.  That should mean that they hold them again in the fall of 2025.  Should mean.  It's true, however, that it was over a year later, October 22, 2022, before a prime minister was named.  This was due largely to the inept Moqtada al-Sadr who -- even with boosting from the US government -- could not assemble enough support within Iraq to either become prime minister (he's always insisted he doesn't want that job) or to name one of his loyalists to the post of prime minister.  He was out maneuvered by his bitter rival -- former prime minister and forever thug Nouri al-Maliki.  After many failed attempts and months and months of humiliation  Moqtada announced August 29, 2022, that he was drawing the veil and retiring from political life.  He's apparently finally sick of licking his own wounds and trying desperately to get back in the game.  SHAFAQ reports:

A prominent leader within the Sadrist Movement revealed, on Saturday, the movements of various Shiite factions outside the Coordination Framework (CF) towards the leader of the Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, aiming to join the Patriotic Shiite Movement (PSM).

The leader, speaking to Shafaq News Agency, stated that "different political and popular Shiite forces outside CF have conducted and met in Baghdad with prominent Sadrist figures to join PSM, recently announced by Muqtada al-Sadr."

The Sadrist leader, who preferred anonymity, added that "independent Shiite deputies have also conveyed their desire to join PSM to Sadrist leadership in Baghdad and some governorates. Therefore, this movement will be the broadest politically and popularly for the Shiite component and will be a front to confront the majority of Shiite CF during the coming period."


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No confirmation on whether or not Moqtada's managed to shed pounds during his long self-imposed exile or whether he's returned ready for swimsuit season.

December 18th, Iraq held provincial elections so Moqtada's return -- if it's happening -- would be for the parliamentary elections.  Moqtada boycotted those elections.  Nouri did not and his State of Law candidates won 35 seats in the governorates.  Nabi, led by PMF leader Hadi al-Amiri, won the most seats across Iraq with 43.  It's thought that the current prime minister, Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani, will be starting a new coalition or party ahead of the parliamentary elections. 
And what's Nouri up to?

If true, it would certainly explain the firing of missiles by Iran at Israel today.  That's why Iraq has closed its air space.  Who but the US government would still have faith in Nouri al-Maliki.  

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